I know I’m behind on this bit of news and I’m almost positive you all know about this by now (you guys like Dr. Living Dead, right?) however this is a thrash metal blog and since Dr. Living Dead are one of the best new thrash metal bands today, I feel the need to post this regardless.
Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of Dr. Living Dead! and the label had this to say:
“Sweden’s rising force in hardcore-driven thrash metal has managed to build up an excellent reputation with only two albums. The self-titled debut album (2011) and particularly their second album, Radioactive Intervention (2012), have solidified Dr. Living Dead!’s foundation as one of the most gripping, interesting and promising upcoming metal bands of the decade.
“Besides their high level of musicality, extraordinary knack for hooks, recognizable melodies and head-banging riffs, it’s most notably Dr. Living Dead!’s outer appearance that separates the band from your average thrash metal outfit. And what could be more convincing than four skull-masked dudes from the north on a suicidal rampage?”
Jens Prüter (Head of A&R, Century Media Records Europe) comments: “We are proud to welcome Dr. Living Dead! to the Century Media family. They bring back the excitement of late ’80s crossover shows – when crossover was still the unholy marriage of thrash metal and hardcore punk – and it was mandatory to get hurt in the moshpit. These deadly doctors from Sweden definitely know more about good friendly violent fun than spiritual healing and I’m glad we can help them to spread their disease. A special thanks to High Roller Records who discovered and supported the band in the first place!”
The band adds: “The Doc is beyond honored to sign with Century Media, past and present home to many of our favorite bands. The energy within this partnership is building up to a nuclear meltdown, ready to tear down the walls of reality and break the barriers of room and time…or at least your fucking stereo. Get ready people!!! //TEAMxDEADx”
Dr. Living Dead!’s third studio album, “Crush The Sublime Gods,” is scheduled to be released in early 2015. Stay tuned for more news coming soon.
Obviously this is HUGE news! Hopefully “The Doc” will be able to reach new audiences and tour on a more consistent bases now that they have a big label backing them up.
As a matter of fact it appears the wheels are already in motion as Dr. Living Dead has just announced a European tour with Suicidal Angels and Angelus Apatrida. Check out the tour poster below and make sure you get out and show your support for this awesome thrash tour!
Oh and as far as a new Dr. Living Dead album goes: I think we can all go right ahead and add Crush The Sublime Gods to our list of “highly anticipated albums of 2015.” Can’t wait for this album!